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  • Another successful school year has come to an end. The 2016-2017 school year was filled with student success and growth, and we look forward to an excellent 2017-2018.  
    This coming school year, our youngest learners will be introduced to personalized and individualized learning through the rich curriculum and learning experiences provided through digital learning.  We will be implementing the final stage of our three-year Digital Learning Initiative. For more information on the Digital Learning Initiative, visit http://www.naperville203.org/domain/1216
    In fall 2016, more than 14,500 community members completed our School Day Survey. As a result of survey feedback, community engagement sessions and Board of Education approval, both high schools will have a late start once a week to allow teachers to collaborate in Professional Learning Communities. That is only the beginning as we continue to look at the how to best use our school day at all levels. 
    New science curriculum will be rolled out at the high school and junior high levels and a new Social Emotional Learning curriculum will enable students to demonstrate the skills needed to be competent in their families, with their peers, in their school, at their work settings, and in their communities.
    Naperville 203 is once again hosting an opportunity to connect with new families in the District while meeting representatives from your child’s school and community organizations. We hope our families will join us for our Welcome to 203 Community Resource Fair at Kennedy Jr. High School on Sunday, August 27 from 2-4 p.m. 
    The 2016-17 school year was full of success for our schools and our students. Naperville 203 continues to make national rankings. All 14 elementary schools ranked in the Top 100 according to Niche.com and Kennedy Junior High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School. Naperville North senior Jane Boettcher was named a 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar, 32 Naperville Central and North seniors were named 2016 National Merit Scholarship finalists, and NNHS junior Jason Xia received the only perfect score on the AP Physics exam in the world. The Huskies boys soccer team and girls cross country teams, and the NCHS boys tennis team and newspaper The Central Times, were all IHSA state competitions. The Kennedy eighth grade team placed first in the nation in the WordMasters Challenge. 
    A high-quality public education is a top priority of our community and remains a draw for families moving to the area. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to education and our students.

Strategic Blueprint

  • District 203’s FOCUS 2020 Strategic Blueprint

    Posted by Superintendent Dan Bridges at 6/27/2014
    FOCUS 2020 is the strategic plan for comprehensive improvement between 2014 and 2020, designed in response to community feedback, best practice, and a vision for the future. Ultimately, this blueprint will advance the fulfillment of the district’s mission.
    FOCUS 2020’s foundation is the Future Focus Community Engagement process that occurred over the course of a year where hundreds of members from across the community provided feedback to the district leadership regarding areas such as facilities, finances, measuring student success, and programs of study. Learn more about Future Focus by clicking on the specific “Quick Link” to the left of this text.
    The Blueprint includes four “Strategic Focus” areas, namely to:
    1. Design and implement effective practices that promote learning experiences for all.
    2. Foster a high-performance culture focused on student learning.
    3. Steward resources effectively to promote student learning.
    4. Effective communication and community relations.
    Each Strategic Focus then establishes “Commitments.” These commitments are what the district leadership pledges to accomplish within a distinct timeframe. Each commitment then includes a detailed “Action Plan” which will be accessible by the public upon final draft.
    District administrators provided an update on Blueprint Commitments to the Board of Education at the July 27, 2015 meeting.  To watch that presentation, please click here
    Click here for a summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
    Click here for a Spanish summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
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